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What if America Was Never Colonized?

What if Europeans never colonized America? America as in North and South America. What if the Plague never wiped out the native population? How would native nations form, and how would the continent change? Here is one scenario.

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General Ignorance:where did Marco Polo go?

General Ignorance:where did Marco Polo go? | age of exploration | Scoop.it

Marco Polo's journeys to China and the Far East established him as one of history’s greatest explorers but archeologists now believe he never actually went there.


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Early World Maps

Early world maps

Early world maps cover depictions of the world from the Iron Age to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern geography during the early modern period. A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE.

I typically would not link to a Wikipedia article, but this one is not only well crafted, and represents an academic collaborative work in its own right.  This a fabulous cartographic gallery that explores the history of geographical thought through the ages (as archived in the earliest maps).  Enjoy the maps, and even more, the intellectual context that this article provides for each of these images.      


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